Express Samina


Corse was a RoPax ferry laid down by Chantiers de l'Atlantique in St Nazaire, and was launched in January 1966 for the French company Compagnie Generale Transmediterraneenne. She was transferred to service in the Mediterranean three years later, and was sold in 1982 tothe Greek company  Agpitos Lines and renamed Golden Virginia. Eight years later she changed hands again and was renamed to Express Samina for Minoan Flying Dolphins. Under a journey from Piraeus to Faros with passengers she hit ground late at night under a gale at Portes islets at Parikia Bay outside Paros and sank 26. September 2000. The wreck rest today on a depth of 18 to 37 meter on the east side of Paros.

Former names:
Express Samina
Corse, Golden Virginia
377,4 x 59,5 x 14,4 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4455 grt
St. Nazaire ( F ) 1966
Piraeus ( GR )

Picture: Express Samina in July 2000
Courtesy of
Peter J. Fitzpatrick, licence CC-BY 4.0

Last updated: October 2020